Welcome to my new home!

Hey there, stranger, you made it! And you bought coffee? Well, come on in then!

I’m new to WordPress and I’m already excited by all the options it has to offer. With a little practice, I’m hoping to infuse this space with more coziness and warmth – perfect companions for essays and little snippets of my life.

This year, I’m doing NaNoWriMo (https://www.nanowrimo.org/what-is-nanowrimo) so between that, getting my first book done and nesting in my new virtual home, I’m sure we’ll have lots to talk about. A story is complete only if you, the reader enjoys what I, the writer, has to say.  And so, from now on, I’m promising to hold myself accountable by posting more and about topics that have piqued your interest in the past.

So once again, welcome! I am thrilled to share this space with you and I hope we make wonderful stories together.

From my screen to yours,

Personally Pavi.

All you really need to love.

“Big black eyes and tiny nose,

I love you down to your toes.”

I hummed my daughter’s favourite rhyme while waiting at the Clinic. Nirav had finished his appointment and Anne, his therapist came out the swinging doors.

“He’s doing so well, Pavi! Did y-”

“Anne, I’m worried!”


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Girls and boys and all that noise!

In a curious case of reverse gender inequality, often new moms wonder this: Why is it considered acceptable to say “we want a baby girl”, or even “gender doesn’t matter”. If one wants a baby boy, is it still taboo to express that?
Before I speak any further, I’m putting out a big disclaimer. No disrespect intended and I don’t mean to trample on anyone’s voice. I’m also trying very hard not to soapbox, and I hope you can see that.

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Full of magic

The world is full of magic, if you know where to look. September 2019.It was a lovely day at the park. The sun was trickling down the sky, as we walked across the lush grass. I eyed a nice spot by the water fountains and Nirav ambled in his merry …

The subtle art of commitment.

Type.Type.Type. Story complete. Grammar check and edit.Hover over the send button. No, how about one more read through? A quick trip to Google. As a writer, my google search history is both horrific and hilarious. How fast do corpses mummify in tropical weather? 5 ways to get arrested and make …

My kind of love

Dear Husband, It’s been 14 years. So a mere “Happy Anniversary” or “I love you” seem bland, considering I’m supposed to be clever with words. We’re not newlyweds anymore. Giggly romance and Impromptu vacations have now evolved into who takes the kids to the park and who decides what new …


Are you a sensitive person? Do you hurt easily and often, when someone is blunt or unkind with you?  This was me, as a child. I had a decent amount of self confidence, but somehow I did not do well with any negative experience. I bruised over small interactions and …

Fiction Quest published my Story!

Pumped to see my spooky story included in one of my favorite online magazines, Fiction Quest. Pop on over to this site to read : https://fquest.in/issue-3/?fbclid=IwAR2AT4kSAWkjET838lP82ZqQUec2sK0tjGqwZ_GSKsRNR-v4TOtACxQs4Og You guys, 2019 is looking pretty good, right now! Thank you all, once again, because I’m nothing without my friends, family and readers. ❤️❤️❤️

That time of the month again!

It’s that time of the month again 🙂 I’ll be live on the Momspresso facebook page, reading my award-winning short story, titled “No Cheating.” Here’s the link:
Indian Time – Friday, Aug 30 @ 11.30 AM.US times : 
 Thursday, Aug 29 @ 11.00 PM (Pacific)
Friday, Aug 30 @ 1.00 AM …